Tuesday, 17 January 2017

My Favourite Christmas Presents

Hey strangers! I actually can't believe how long it's been since I last blogged. 2016 ended up being a stupidly busy year; I started a Marketing Diploma, went on holiday, got engaged and moved cities. Don't get me wrong it was an amazing year, but a side effect of being really busy meant that blogging ended up taking a bit of an unplanned backseat. (By backseat I mean it didn't happen at all aside from a few posts in January) On the plus side, I'm back now and looking forward to getting my blog on more in 2017!

Since I love reading these type of posts myself, I thought I'd use my first post of the year to detail some of my favourite presents.

 Instax Mini 8 Camera

I've wanted one of these for ages, so I was delighted to open this camera on Christmas day! It prints instant polaroids and it's really fun waiting for a few minutes for them to develop! It's a bit like the days when everyone used disposable cameras and you had no idea what the photos were going to look like when you you went to pick them up from the shop. I'm going on holiday to Disney World again in October so I can't wait to see the snaps I take of the castle with this beaut!

Benefit Kissy Missy Gift Set

This set contains a miniature Benetint and Lolllitint which are two of my Benefit favourites. It also has two lipsticks which I'm really impressed with due to how long wearing they are.

Bourjois Java Rice Powder

I really love this beautiful powder which is a recreation of Bourjois' original product from 1879. I adore the vintage design of the container and the powder itself is an excellent highlighter which gives skin a healthy glow.

The Secrets of Gaslight Lane, MRC Kasasian

This is a Whodunnit set in Victorian London and is the fourth book in one of my all time favourite series. The main protagonists are recurring throughout all of the novels and the character interaction between grumpy detective Sidney Grice and his kind hearted ward March is witty, touching and often hilarious. I'd really recommend these books to anyone who enjoys historical mysteries although I'd advise starting from the first entry in the series which is The Mangle Street Murders as all of the books follow on from each other plot wise.

Disney Princess Art Therapy Colouring Book
Harry Potter Colouring Book

I've been meaning to try Art Therapy colouring for a while after seeing it raved about so much and I wasn't disappointed. The Disney Princess book is full of beautiful designs, whereas the Harry Potter book is more character and scene based.

And that's all my faves! Let me know if you got anything that you love and I hope you all have a lovely Christmas and New Year!